UK's 'big four' grocers lose more ground - UK
Fin24 - Jul 29th 2015, 12:50
London - All of Britain's so-called "big four" supermarkets saw sales fall over the last 12 weeks in an overall market that grew marginally, with discounters continuing to take share from their bigger rivals, industry data showed on Tuesday.
Kantar Worldpanel said Asda, the British arm of US retailer Wal-Mart, suffered the biggest sales fall over the 12 weeks to July 19 with a decline of 2.7%.
That meant Sainsbury's regained its No. 2 status with a market share of 16.5% compared with Asda's 16.4%, even though its sales fell 0.3% in the period.
Market leader Tesco's sales declined 0.6%, while No. 4 player Morrisons' fell 0.1%.
In contrast, discounters Aldi and Lidl posted sales growth of 16.6% and 11.3% respectively, taking their market shares up to 5.6% and 4.0%.
Overall grocery sales increased by 0.8% over the 12 weeks compared with a year ago, while grocery deflation was 1.6%.
Profits fall at Aldi UK but continuing expansion drive
18/09/2019 - 10:35
Aldi’s British and Irish arm saw its profits fall by more than a quarter last year due to price cuts and investment in its infrastructure. However, the discounter reaffirmed its plans to continue its rapid expansion, with London now a key area of focus.
Sainsbury's opens UK's first meat-free butchers
24/06/2019 - 15:35
Launched during World Meat Free Week, the pop shop is a traditional style butchers offering customers a range of cuts, joints and sausages derived from plant-based alternatives such as mushroom, jackfruit, and pea protein.
A Woolworths window display wins big in London
18/06/2019 - 11:34
A Woolworths window display that incorporated milk bottles and plastic hangers has snapped up a prestigious global award.
CMA blocks Sainsbury’s-Asda merger
25/04/2019 - 10:41
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has confirmed that it is blocking the proposed merger of Sainsbury’s and Asda. The two chains, along with Walmart, have since stated that they are abandoning the deal.
Sainsbury has lost its number-two slot to takeover target Asda
02/04/2019 - 15:29
Sainsbury has lost its status as Britain’s number two supermarket group by market share to takeover target Asda for the first time in four years, industry data showed.